This week we are putting out the bunting for the summer holidays. The one below is a bit of mini bunting created for our Women’s Institute raffle but it could be adapted for anything. You could keep it plain or add children’s names. My notes of how I created it are below.
I have no doubt that the staff at nursery really did love him, and weren’t just carers. These two also looked after my now 8 year old and it’s sad to think I won’t be seeing them teaching my children anymore.
Amelie also finished her first year of the juniors this week. This was taken on Tuesday evening before she went to the end of term disco. My little girl is growing up so fast. The gift for the classroom assistant who retired went down really well. She was thrilled and really appreciative, I’m so glad I did it now, as I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing to do. The day after she finished school we had a note home from the teacher to say her name has been put in the gold book for exceptional work. A great end to the year. We’ve been looking at obtaining some surprise tickets for a musical as a treat from someone who is looking to sell tickets at stubhub. Wicked and the Lion King are on my alerts, can anyone recommend any others worth looking for?
So, back to the bunting. I wanted something to draw member’s attention to the raffle prizes we sell tickets for at every monthly WI meeting. Space is at a premium in our jam packed meeting room so it had to be small enough to sit on a table.
Each little triangle was made individually as follows:
Cast on 2 sts
R1 Knit (2sts)
R2 KFB, K1 (3sts)
R3 Knit (3sts)
R4 KFB, P1, KFB (5sts)
R5 KFB, K3, KFB (7sts)
R6 K, P5, K (7sts)
R7 KFB, K5, KFB (9sts)
R8 K, P7, K (9sts)
R9 KFB, K9, KFB (11 sts)
R10 K, P9, K (11sts)
R11 P, K9, P (11sts)
I didn’t cast off these, but moved them down the needle and repeated with a new colour for the next triangle. When I had enough triangles, I knitted along the last triangle I had made, seen here in pink. I cast on 7sts before knitting along the blue triangle, and again cast on 7 sts between all the triangles before knitting along the tops of them. I knitted a row back and then did a cast off row.
So what have you finished in the last week or so? A book, some craft, the crossword? Leave a comment so we can all ooh and aah.